Entries by Miko Nkungula

The Evolution of the Toothbrush

By Irma Wallace, Infographic Journal 🐴 Can you imagine brushing your teeth with horse hair?! Take a look at just how far the toothbrush has come. The Oral Surgery DC team Attention to dental hygiene dates all the way back to 3500 BCE with the Chew Stick in Egypt and Babylonia. Centuries later, we have […]

Why Sharks Don’t Get Cavities

By Megan Garber, The Atlantic  Should sharks be our role models for oral hygiene? Learn about the two species with “toothpaste-teeth”! The Oral Surgery DC team Sharks live lives that are, to human sensibilities, mostly unenviable. The creatures are constantly moving. They are hunted by predators far higher than they are on the food chain. […]

Chocolate: A Superfood for Your Teeth

By Ask the Dentist  🍫 Who says chocolate isn’t good for you? The antibacterial effects of chocolate can help protect against tooth decay. Sounds too good to be true? The Oral Surgery DC Team.  A dentist recommending chocolate? Yes, that’s right, you read correctly. Recent studies emerging from Japan, England, and the U.S. support the […]

When It Comes to Oral Health, We Can Learn Something from the Beavers

By Staff writer, Youth Health 🌱 ‘Leave it to beavers’ right? The Oral Surgery Team When it comes to understanding tooth decay, a group of researchers is saying, “Leave it to beavers.” Researchers from Northwestern University have discovered something remarkable about the oral health of beavers, the semi-aquatic rodents that are known for their building […]

How Chewing Gum Can Help Your Oral Health

By Jason Tetro, Huffpost  The question has plagued dental professionals for years. Is chewing gum good or bad for your teeth? The rubbery substance has been used for millennia dating back to the Ancient Egyptians and Mayans. Originally gum was used to keep the mouth busy during times or work, ennui or angst but in […]

“Can Drinking Lemon Water Damage My Teeth?”

By David Wolf, DavidWolf.com 🍋 Sadly, that refreshing water with citrus fruit in your office can do more harm than you think! Read below for tips on avoiding the acidity and still enjoying the benefits. The Oral Surgery DC Team The health benefits of drinking lemon water are very well documented. In the past, we’ve even recommended you drink […]